Saturday, November 22, 2008

I remember

November 22, 1960. I remember it well. It was my first date with the Trout. I was a sophomore and he was a junior in high school. He had transferred to my school after his school closed. We were eyeing each other since the beginning of the school year. There was just something there...

After that it was the note passing, winking, smiling, lots of smiling, and then we started dating kind of regularly. There were times when we broke it off for a while. I guess I just needed to be sure he was the right one. We were young after all. But he was my best friend and when I needed to talk to someone, he was the one I would go to. We married in 1966, and now 42 years later, he is still my best friend. I still love you Trout. We have a lot of history.

November 22, 1963 was another year I won't forget. I was a freshman in college and we had just gotten the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. That was a tremendous shock to the world. Who knows where our world would be today if that day had not happened.


  1. So is today your anniversary? Let me wish you a hearty congratulations. Ole and I will celebrate 42 in May. That's a long time with one man - but I wouldn't have it any other way, as I'm sure you wouldn't either.

  2. Ooops! Sorry I screwed that up - I just went back and reread that it's the anniversary of your first date. Well, congratulations anyway.

  3. Mixed memories for you ob this date.
    Happy marriage :-)

  4. What a sweet story about you and Trout. Marriages that old are hard to come by these days!

    I have a few Stollen recipes, but honestly, I've always left it up to my mom to make them in the past. I have a few recipes if you're interested you can E-Mail me at marciekfleming (at) gmail (dot) com. I will try some eventually and post them up on my blog along with some other German recipes. (My Lebkuchen recipes will up there soon. Oooh, how I love Lebkuchenherzen.)

    I'm not sure where you live in Florida, but doing a quick google I found that there are quite a few Aldi stores in the state. During the holidays, Aldi tends to have "Deutsche Kueche" week. They have my favorite store-bought Stollen, the same kind you can find all over supermarkets in Germany. It's delicious!